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AI Enables Low-Cost Tracking of Invasive Johnsongrass

To manage johnsongrass, a noxious weed that crowds out cotton and sickens horses, farmers have tried herbicides, burning and hand-pulling. Now, researchers in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences have developed a more high-tech weapon against the invasive weed: artificial intelligence and machine learning. Using photos from Google’s Street View database, the researchers have tracked down more than 2,000 …

Research Identifies Traits That Could Advance Grape Breeding, Sustainability

Wild North American grapes are now less of a mystery after an international team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, decoded and catalogued the genetic diversity of nine species of this valuable wine crop. The research, published in the journal Genome Biology, uncovers critical traits that could accelerate grape breeding efforts, particularly in tackling challenges like climate …

The Good and Bad Uses of Biomass for California

Conversion to Biofuels Good for Air Quality and Climate Policies As California works to meet climate and air quality goals, a key to the transition will come from biomass, which is renewable organic material from plants and animals. New research from the University of California, Davis, published in the journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, examines the good and bad uses …

UC Davis Nematologists Excel at International Meeting

Doctoral students in the laboratory of nematologist Shahid Siddique, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, excelled at the 62nd annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists (SON), held July 9-14 in Columbus, Ohio. It was the lab mates’ first-ever conference, and they brought home first- and second-place awards, in addition to a second-place tie in the Cobb Bowl …

Dry Creek Vineyard Founder David S. Stare Receives ‘Wine Lifetime Achievement Award’ At Castate Fair

Dry Creek Vineyard is proud to announce that the California State Fair honored Sonoma County wine pioneer David S. Stare as the recipient of their “Wine Lifetime Achievement Award” during yesterday’s ceremony. Stare is one of two recipients for the 2022 year alongside legendary wine writer Bob Thompson, as the State Fair Advisory has recognized multiple industry experts across award …

Nearly 70% of Private Label Avocado Oil Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils

Avocado oil has become a popular choice for many people in recent years because of its heart-healthy benefits and versatility in cooking. However, not all avocado oil products on store shelves are created equal. Some products are labeled as “pure” avocado oil when they contain other oils or additives. No enforceable standards defining the chemical and physical characteristics of avocado …

Lab-Grown Meat’s Carbon Footprint Potentially Worse Than Retail Beef

Lab-grown meat, which is cultured from animal cells, is often thought to be more environmentally friendly than beef because it’s predicted to need less land, water and greenhouse gases than raising cattle. But in a preprint, not yet peer-reviewed, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that lab-grown or “cultivated” meat’s environmental impact is likely to be “orders …

UC Davis Leads World Rankings with Veterinary Science, Ag

The University of California, Davis, continues to be recognized for its leadership in the fields of veterinary science, and agriculture and forestry in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject released March 22. Quacquarelli Symonds, considered one of the most influential international university rankings providers, ranked UC Davis first in the nation and second in the world in both subjects. Since …

Growing Food Under Solar Panels with Less Water

People are increasingly trying to grow both food and clean energy on the same land to help meet the challenges of climate change, drought and a growing global population that just topped 8 billion. This effort includes agrivoltaics, in which crops are grown under the shade of solar panels, ideally with less water. Now scientists from the University of California, …

Resnicks Pledge $50M to UC Davis for Sustainability Research

The University of California, Davis, announced that philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company, have pledged the largest gift ever to the university by individual donors. The $50 million pledge will support the school’s longstanding commitment to address today’s most pressing challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability. The $50 million gift will establish the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for …

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